Fluminense play host to Sao Paulo on Thursday morning with both teams looking for an important victory at the back end of the league season.
Just a point separates the two clubs with the eighth and 10th-placed teams having at least one game in hand on some of the sides above them. On the back of winning the Copa Libertadores at the start of the month, the rest of the campaign may be somewhat of a blur for Fluminense with qualification for that competition having already been achieved for 2024. And just like their opponents, Sao Paulo have already qualified for next season’s Copa Libertadores, a consequence of winning the 2023 Copa do Brasil.
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During the last 42 meetings, Fluminense FC have won 17 times, there have been 11 draws while Sao Paulo FC have won 14 times.
Hosts Fluminense will be forced into making at least one change courtesy of Nino’s dismissal at Flamengo, but the defender is also on international duty with Brazil. Veteran defender David Braz may be brought into the centre of defence, but it is plausible that the rest of the team could stay the same from their last outing.
Minimal changes are also expected to be made to the Sao Paulo XI, their selection has already hit by several international call-ups.
Probable Line Up
Fluminense XI: Fabio; Xavier, Braz, Santos, Maritnelli; Marcelo, Andre; Arias, Ganso, Keno; Kennedy
Sao Paulo XI: Rafael; Rafinha, Franco, Beraldo, Paulista; Alisson, Maia; Rato, Luciano, Araujo; Juan
No matter the form, this is expected to be a closely contested affair. Fluminense might be the favorites to win this game but they will be going out without any pressure after their Copa Libertadores success. Sao Paulo is playing with enough confidence and should nick a goal.
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